Audio player loading… VideoLAN, the developer behind VLC Media Player , has issued a legal notice to India’s Telecom (DoT) and IT (MeitY) bodies over the block of its platform. The free and open-source media player has been silently banned in India since February, in what the provider describes as a “violation of international obligations to protect free speech” in the country. With over 80 million Indian users, people living across the country might have to turn to the best VPN services to download the software. In the meantime, DoT and MeitY have both failed to explain their decision of blocking the VLC website claiming that “no information was available.” This is why VideoLAN has now asked advocacy group Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) for assistance to get answers via legal means. VideoLAN’s legal notice “Almost six months have passed since the first reporting of the unavailability of videolan.org, and the reasons for blocking the URL have not been communicated to us. We neither received any notice of hearing nor a copy of the reasoned blocking order,” the company’s president and lead developer Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote in the legal notice (opens in new tab) . However, according to Rule 8 of… Read full this story
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